To say that I’m a little disappointed in Laurie Roberts or Kathy Petsas is an understatement.
Neither woman bothered to pick up the phone and call me or the Chairman.
As the spokesman for the Arizona Republican Party, I would have at least expected Ms. Roberts to call and ask a few simple questions about Kathy Petsas’ assertions before going to print, but she didn’t.
And Kathy Petsas never made any attempt to provide any constructive criticism to the State Party. Not surprisingly, I’ve never seen her come to the office to volunteer. Instead, Ms. Petsas ran off to Laurie Roberts and engaged her in a “bitch session.”
Frankly, I’m getting a little tired of people like Kathy Petsas and even some of the political consultants who don’t do a damn thing for their Republican Party. They prefer to stand off in the corner and whine, complain, backstab and do absolutely nothing constructive.
These are the people who cost the Republican Party elections – because they would rather criticize then construct, tear down instead of build up or stroke their egos at the expense of good people trying to make a difference.
I don’t give a damn who Kathy Petsas’ uncle was. At least he stepped up and tried to make a difference. That’s more than what Kathy Petsas is doing.
Many people will vouch for the fact that I make an effort to get along with everyone in this party. I don’t use the word “RINO.” I give my fellow Republicans the benefit of the doubt and I go out of my way to work with everyone. But my toleration of the backbiters is running out.
Fellow Republicans, we have elections to win this fall. We have an election to win tomorrow and if you don’t put your egos aside and get in the trenches, we’re going to lose. It’s as simple as that.
And I’ll be one of the first to put the blame on you because if you’re not going to be part of the solution, then you are the problem.